From today's Insider on rookies:
"David Harrison, Pacers: His numbers in the preseason don't jump out at you . . . but this is an inside tip from Larry Bird and Donnie Walsh who both couldn't stop raving about this kid when I talked to them last week. Walsh claims that Harrison might be the best center the Pacers have had since Rik Smits. Bird called him the steal of the draft. He slipped to No. 29 on draft night because scouts questioned his attitude, work ethics and love of the game. So far, the Pacers say he's been great both off and on the court. His talent no one has every questioned. He's big, athletic and can score in the paint. Watch him closely this season. Both Bird and Walsh think he might become a contributor. If he's as good as advertised, he should be the starter sooner rather than later."